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Common Scam Types

Common Scam Types will prepare you and heighten your awareness of these types of scams. Payment Scams Exercise caution if you encounter situations where you’re pressured to make a purchase in exchange for compensation, or if someone offers to handle a payment on your behalf or provides bank account details for payment purposes. If an […]

Gift Card Scams

gift card scams

Gift cards are always a GIFT, never a form of payment! Gift card scams can cause significant repercussions for individuals, businesses, and the overall economy. With the global market for gift cards reaching a staggering value of $899.3 billion in 2022, it has become an immensely profitable target for scammers. Those who fall victim to […]

Avoiding Romance Scams

Stay safe this Valentine’s day by following our top 5 tips to avoid romance scams!  With the rise of the digital world, online dating has become a reality for millions of Americans. But with the convenience of dating apps and social media, there comes a cost. Romance scams involve a person with a fake dating […]

Shipment-Delivery Scams spreading Malware

Threat actors are increasingly using scams that spoof package couriers like DHL or the U.S. Postal Service in authentic-looking phishing emails which attempt to dupe victims into downloading credential-stealing or other malicious payloads. The emails used to deliver Trickbot include official USPS branding as well as details such as third-party social-media logos from Facebook, Instagram, […]

Internet Spoofed Site Scam

Internet scams are on the rise, but that does not mean you need to be a victim. Social engineering scams have existed throughout history. Social engineering is a practice of deceiving people to obtain valuable information and/or money.  The FBI says it is seeing a record spike in internet scams — with 800,000 reports in 2020 alone. Now, the scams are getting much more complicated, with victims stating they never saw […]

Social Engineering Alert

Cybercriminals are mailing USB devices to unsuspecting companies. These malicious USB devices include teddy bears or gift cards. After the USB device is plugged in, the malicious USB device automatically infects the computer. Do not plug in any unknown USB devices to any computer system. If you do receive a package, the contact us immediately.

Facebook Accounts Impersonated

November 16, 2019 HISTORY OF THIS SCAM Yesterday, I received what appeared to be a Facebook connection request via Facebook Messenger. At first, it appears somewhat legit but fishy at the same time. Some red-flags were the following: When I began digging further, I know I was connected with this person but this profile was […]